A beautiful marbling effect is taking the wedding scene by storm in everything from the invitations to the wedding cake! We just adore this ancient technique that is said to have been popular in Japan (known as suminagashi or “floating ink” where the marbling effect is created through a technique of soaking paper with ink with water) with its origins believed to be from China.
If you’re curious to know how a marbled effect can bring an artful style to your wedding, then scroll on down because today’s post focuses on 7 wedding stationery finds that have a marbled effect—from the invitations to the place cards. We also show you various ways of making your own marbled effect on paper!
Marbled Invitations and Save-the-dates!
Marbling has also been seen in other components of a wedding like the wedding cake. Many brides choose to have their cake match or coordinate with the design of their invitations in terms of color, style, and design.
Visit each link below for the full fabulous details—then make the trendy choice for your own wedding stationery!
1 – This very cool save the date design from Dribble features a subtle marbling and metallic ink.
2 – A trio of trends (marbling, copper and color block) come together in this ultra-mod look from Lovestruck Invitations.
3 – An elegant option is to have the marble effect on your envelope liners, as we discovered on A&P Designs.
4 – Letterpress printing in gold is extra striking on colorful marble paper, in these wedding invitations by Palettera.
5 – Marbling goes festive in bright colors and paired with colored envelopes! Check out the digital file available from Seahorse Bend Press (on etsy).
6 – Love how the speckled marble effect of these place cards, found via Bloglovin, lends a touch of whimsy amidst a formal table setting.
7 – Another take on envelope liners, from Daydream Prints, uses playfully marbled fuchsia and teal.
8 – Believe or not, this “watercolor” marbling from Monica Meadow is created with shaving cream and food color (tutorial included)!
And speaking of tutorials for marbling, we thought we’d entice you into trying the DIY approach with these great links:
1 – DIY Water Marbled Note Cards (using nail polish) from Maiedae
2 – DIY Suminagashi – Japanese Floating Ink on YouTube
3 – DIY Marbled Paper Party Goods from Earnest Home Co.